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Archive for March, 2009

Museum of the Americas
Miami, FL, USA United States of America

Museum of the Americas cordially invites you and your guests to the opening of the exhibition “Women in the Arts 2009” celebrating the International Women Month featuring work by Selin Aktan (Turkey), Sabela Baoa (Spain), Maria Teresa Bretun (Colombia), Eumelia Castro (Venezuela), Duska (France), Elizabeth Gavotti (Venezuela), Rose Golcher (Costa Rica), Kathleen McHugh (USA), Julia (Julia Fernendez) (Spain), Julia Martos de Azuaje (Venezuela), Rosienid Pere wia(Puerto Rico), Iris Perez (Dominican Republic), Elisabeth Rider (Germany), Olga Lucia Ulloa (Colombia), and Gladys Villamayor. Selin Aktan has been a Premiere Portfolio Member at absolutearts.com since 2007.

The Museum of the Americas (MoA) celebrates once again the International Women’s Month by presenting its 16th annual exhibition of “Women in the Arts 2009” as a tribute to women artists all over the world. The Museum of the Americas has pioneered and sustained the concept of exhibitions dedicated to women artists in this celebration since 1992 . As a results numerous women artists from many countries along those years have participated .

View more of Selin Aktan’s works in her Premiere Portfolio http://www.absolutearts.com/melekaktan

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I recently discovered an artist by the name of Earl Bronsteen, a 79 year conceptual artist from Boca Roton, FL. Before youwall_of_rejection read on, grab a glass of wine and get comfortable, Earl has developed a video tour of his 8000 square foot studio that I am sure you will find interesting. If you don’t have the time to view all 38 episodes, do take the time to view “rejection letters”, this is the epitome of the “glass half empty or half full”. To enjoy more of Earl’s work you can visit him at his web site: http://www.earlbronsteen.com/art.html

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How To Draw Eyes

Eyes… the windows to one’s soul… okay with that as a world renowned cliché the pressure is really on to render the perfect set of eyes for your subject. There are many techniques, I will share some of my own hints and tips but for now I would like to share with you one of the more popular videos that I personally think is very well done… enjoy!

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The exhibition presents the work of the artist Batiste Madalena (American, b. Italy, 1902–1988), who was hired by George Eastman during the late period of silent cinema, from 1924 to 1928, to design and hand-paint film posters for the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York. In advance of seeing the films themselves, Madalena would work with still photographs, press materials, and his passion for particular performers to create one-of-a-kind posters promoting larger-than-life subjects, all on a scale that could be clearly seen from cars passing the theater’s outdoor poster vitrines.

Ronald S. Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, and Jenny He, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, discuss the exhibition and the work of Batiste Madalena.

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